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120 sent to prison for 6 October clashes

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The court acquitted six defendants taking part in violence on October War’s 40th anniversary

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Minister of Communication announces EGP 5bn sector development plan

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Atef Helmy says that the implementation of the plan will take seven years

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Al-Sisi campaign collects 500,000 signatures of support

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Presidential hopeful’s legal advisor announces criteria adopted when submitting documents for presidential elections

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Ministries of Housing and Supply cooperate on development of services in new cities

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

New cities will be provided with markets, trade complexes, logistics areas and factory outlets, housing ministry says

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President refers anti-terror legislation back to cabinet amid mounting criticism

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Presidential decision to subject the draft to societal dialogue is futile, says human rights lawyer

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Government to adopt new economic stimulus package

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  3 Comments

Minister of Finance says package would focus on industry, housing and construction, communication and tourism sectors

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Natural gas supplies to be temporarily reduced by 5%

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

A natural gas supply unit will stop working from 17 to 27 April, Ministry of Electricity says

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Cairo court officially rules Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis a terrorist organisation

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

Sinai-based militant group has claimed responsibility for a string of violence

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Libya PM quits, saying he was victim of attack

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Thani quit less than a week after parliament tasked him on Tuesday with forming a new cabinet

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Al-Beltagy, Hegazy on trial for 2011 torture case

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Influential Islamist leaders accused of torture in Tahrir Square

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Egypt still in need of financial assistance: International Monetary Fund

  /  April 12, 2014  /  Business, Economy  /  1 Comment

Financial aid could come from Gulf countries, the IMF or other financial institutions, says IMF’s chief of mission in Egypt

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Egypt’s real estate prices expected to increase by 15% in 2014

  /  April 12, 2014  /  Business, Economy  /  2 Comments

High demand on property units is partly attributed to climb, says Executive Chairman of Coldwell Banker New Homes

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Arab Contractors to complete 138 projects by June: Housing ministry

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Projects involve construction of roads, bridges, housing and water and sanitation stations

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Egypt considers establishing first integrated commercial city

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Minister of Supply says city would boost shopping tourism and generate job opportunities

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3 Cairo University students arrested for unlawful assembly

  /  April 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

AFTE calls on Cairo University to remove police from campus

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Human Rights organisation calls on cabinet to ‘restore’ contested lands to Nile University

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Government’s efforts to “stall” the implementation of a court verdict favouring the university “harm Egypt’s reputation,” says Arab Network for Human Rights Information

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Dutch tourist accuses hotel worker of attempted rape in Marsa Alam

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Four cases of sexual assault against tourists have been reported since the beginning of March

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Appeals court acquits revolution anniversary detainees

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Detainees arrested in Maadi on 25 January were initially fined and handed prison sentences

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Medical professionals protest, demanding Staff Law

  /  April 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Doctors’ Syndicate escalates by preparing an administrative strike; negotiations with cabinet halted

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Signatures of support for presidential candidates being collected

  /  April 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The two camps are currently collecting signatures and battling for support

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Cabinet amends laws creating harsher punishments for terrorism

  /  April 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  6 Comments

Amendments to the Penal Code and Criminal Procedures Law come in the wake of the Cairo University blasts

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Amnesty International demands ‘immediate and unconditional’ release of activists

  /  April 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Human rights group along, with friends and family, reiterate support for Maher, Adel and Douma

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Egyptian street kids play soccer in Brazil

  /  April 3, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

About 230 street children from 19 countries are in Brazil to compete in the Street Child World Cup.

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Egypt calls for fairer representation of African, Arab and Islamic countries in UNSC

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt’s permanent representative to UN demands permanent seat in Security Council for Africa

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Government announces measures to stave off summer power outages

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Natural gas will be imported address fuel shortage to power stations, cabinet says

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Egyptian foreign reserves edge up in March: Central Bank head

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Reuters – Egypt’s foreign reserves rose to around $17.42bn in March from $17.307bn in February, central bank governor Hisham Ramez said, edging further away from critical lows they hit last year. The reserves fell sharply read the rest…

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In Pictures: Explosions outside Cairo University

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

 Egyptians inspect the damage after twin bombs struck police posts near Cairo University in the centre of Egypt’s capital on April 2, 2014, which was followed by a third blast as police and journalists gathered at read the rest…

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What am I going to tell my reporters?

  /  April 1, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

Nine months ago, last July, when the army backed the people who took to the streets on 30 June and Al Sisi came out in all his glory reading the armed forces statement which included read the rest…

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Whose economic president?

  /  April 1, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

The opportunity for presidential hopefuls to announce their intentions is now. So far, two have made themselves known, former Minister of Defence Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Nasserist politician Hamdeen Sabahy. Perhaps others will announce their read the rest…

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Why the AIDS cure matters

  /  April 1, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Wael Eskandar The military has sent mixed messages about its miracle cure that allegedly cures both AIDS and hepatitis C. On the one hand, news published by Al-Watan highlights that former defence minister Abdel read the rest…

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